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HDE 319718

This is an enormous bright blue Supergiant, which probably is about to become an LBV. HDE 319718 has a very high mass loss rate. It lies in an open cluster and next to a starbirth nebula.

Constellation: Scorpius
Age: 5.86 million years
Distance: 8150 light-years
Spectral class: O3 - O7
Visual magnitude: 10.43
Luminosity: 4 120 000 * Sun
Mass: 120 * Sun

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07/11/2006

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